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Heavy traffic in Saigon due to an accident at Thu Thiem Tunnel

by Vietnam Insider

5AM today, a truck crashes in construction zones at Saigon River Tunnel.

 

Many things falling down, traffic from both sides of Thu Thiem Tunnel has been blocked. | Source: Zing.vn

 

The Thu Thiem Tunnel is an underground road tunnel

 

Everyone has switched to the rest options to cross the Saigon river, such as Nguyen Huu Canh or Dien Bien Phu street. | Source: Zing.vn

 

On Thu Thiem bridge, from District 2 to Binh Thanh District. One of few options to reach the city center if the Thu Thiem Tunnel closed | Source: Social Media

 

So the traffic in Nguyen Huu Canh street paralyzed for hours |Source: Social Media

Police are investigating further.

The Thu Thiem Tunnel is an underground road tunnel designed to cross the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam.

The tunnel and associated highway were constructed to link the Thu Thiem Peninsula to National Highway 1A and provide a new integrated transport route for the country.

The project began in 2004 with $189m in capital provided by Japanese ODA (official development assistance) and a consortium of four Japanese contractors, namely Obayashi Corporation, Taisei Corporation, the Kumagai-Kajima consortium and Toa Corporation.

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